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Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy

Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, CHES, Chair

The mission of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy is to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and policy research to health and health care.  Recognizing that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in health-related quality of life, prevention of substance abuse, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, patient adherence, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments. Areas of research interest of the 16 faculty members and 56 staff include adolescent health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, community health, community interventions, health services research, health policy, psychometrics, women’s health, cognitive health and aging, medical outcomes and quality of life issues. Members of the department have headed or participated in multicenter studies of college drinking, underage drinking, CVD, dementia, adherence, and hypertension.

National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

PHS SeminarsUpcoming Events
DBS Faculty Candidate
"Clustering of Directional Data using Poisson Kernel-Based Distributions" »

Mojgan Golzy, Ph.D.
525 Vine Street, Conf Room 4001
03/27/2018, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Biostatistical Sciences Seminar

DBS Faculty Candidate “Multi'omic Epidemiological Approaches for the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease” »
Himel Mallick, Ph.D.
525 Vine Street, Conf Room 4001
03/29/2018, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Biostatistical Sciences Seminar

Life Interrupted – The Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Experience »
Brad Zebrack, PhD
Comprehensive Cancer Center Conference Room 10C
04/04/2018, 12:00-1:00pm
EPI/SSHP Seminar Series

Recruitment and Retention »
Alain Bertoni, MD, MPH
Medical Center, Meads Hall, CTSI Conf. Rm A
04/04/2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD)

Translational Approaches to Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Women »
Women’s Health & Sex Differences Research Day
Commons Conf. Rooms, Livestream to BGCME Room 5203
04/11/2018, 8 AM - 5 PM
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